The Rolling Stones reportedly collaborating with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on upcoming album
The Rolling Stones are reportedly collaborating with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
In line with Selection, a number of sources have confirmed that two surviving The Beatles band members have contributed to an as-yet unannounced Stones album, which is claimed to be produced by Andrew Watt. McCartney has reportedly recorded bass components for the mission, with classes going down in Los Angeles in current weeks.
It’s not but recognized whether or not McCartney’s contributions will make the ultimate reduce, or whether or not he’ll seem on the identical tune as Starr. Selection studies that the Stones mission — which can mark their first album of recent materials since 2005’s ‘A Larger Bang’ — is at present within the mixing part. A launch date for the album has not but been introduced, however frontman Mick Jagger has offered sporadic updates round new materials lately.
In 2020, Jagger mentioned The Rolling Stones had recorded “a bunch of tracks”, and that they have been “ending off the vocals and another devices on them”. He added: “It sounds good, what we’ve already accomplished — [it] sounds fairly good to me.”
Final yr, Stones guitarist Keith Richards mentioned he and Jagger had recorded “extra [tracks] than I can rely” throughout a week-long recording session in Jamaica. Final month, Richards mentioned in an Instagram submit final month that “there’s some new music on its means.”
For his half, McCartney mentioned in a 2022 Q&A on his official web site (per Selection) that he had “been recording with a few folks”, together with Watt. “He’s very attention-grabbing — we’ve had some enjoyable,” McCartney mentioned of the producer. Watt has elsewhere produced for fellow rock acts Pearl Jam, Iggy Pop and Ozzy Osbourne, the final of whom he shared a 2022 Grammy Award win with for Greatest Rock Album for ‘Affected person Quantity 9’.
Watt has additionally collaborated with the likes of Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber. Alongside McCartney, Starr, and Watt, the Stones album will possible embody songs recorded with late drummer and founding member Charlie Watts, per Selection. “You haven’t heard the final of Charlie Watts,” Richards mentioned in a 2021 interview for Los Angeles Occasions.
Information of the collaboration seemingly places to mattress the decades-long rivalry between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Although largely pleasant, the feud was reignited in 2021, when McCartney branded the Stones “a blues cowl band”. In response, Jagger hit again throughout a Los Angeles present McCartney was attending, saying the Beatle was “going to affix us in a blues cowl later.”
Since ‘A Larger Bang’, the one new Stones materials has arrived both as standalone singles or as a part of greatest-hit collections round their excursions. The band launched two reside albums recorded in New York Metropolis and at Canada’s El Mocambo final yr, and shared one other reside album ‘GRRR Reside!’ earlier this month.
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